In-Depth Post #3

In-depth 2020 is whizzing by and I am having a great time practicing and improving my drawing skills! Over the past few weeks, I have been drawing approximately every second day and have created 16 drawings in my sketch book using the exercises my mentor gave me during our first meeting. My mentor and I are…

In-Depth Post #2

Over the past few weeks, I found a mentor and had my first meeting with her. So far, my in-depth project has been going really well. My mentor is very knowledgeable and skilled in art and drawing and was able to teach me many helpful drawing techniques. She then gave me several exercises for me to practice before…

In-Depth Post #1

For my second and final in-depth project I will be learning more about pencil and coloured pencil drawing. What?   My in-depth project will include:  Learning the basics of drawing in pencil and coloured pencils  Learning more complex drawing skills to realistically and effectively sketch   Developing my own style for drawing  Learning how to properly use high quality…

CLE Interview: Three Pieces of Wisdom

I interviewed a teacher who previously taught MACC. Here are the three thematic statements or pieces of wisdom I have taken away from my conversation. When choosing your career, choose something that you love, something that gives you a feeling of purpose, and something that makes you feel rewarded because you helped others. Don’t doubt…

Rachel Carson: Eminent Introductory Post

“But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” – Rachel Carson                     Hailed as one of the most important conservationists in history, marine biologist and writer, Rachel Carson, is recognized as the mother of modern environmentalism itself. Born on May…

UBC, SFU, and U of C Teaching programs

SFU: Prerequisites for PDP teaching program: PDP requirements vary based on interest in teaching elementary or secondary school Elementary requirements: One semester before entering PDP program  must have completed a minimum of 76 units of courses acceptable for credits at SFU (16 units should be upper division)  including the following prerequisite courses: Six units in…

Career Education – Job comparison

Job 1: Marine Biologists Education: Usually the minimum education required to be a marine biologists is an undergraduate degree in biology. However promotions usually require a Masters degree and independent research requires a PhD. In addition, marine biologists also find it helpful to have a strong background in mathematics and engineering. Marine biologists in an…

HamilTALONS: One Last Time

A. Character development: Context: One Last Time is the 32nd song of Hamilton the musical. It is a part of Act II after “Washington on Your Side” and before “I Know Him.” This song takes place in 1797, eight years after America gained independence from Britain. George Washington, the first President of the United States, breaks the news to…

TALON talk – Acid Rain

Here is my 2019 TALON talk: Here are the sources I used: What is acid rain? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www3.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_students/whatisacid.html Effects of Acid Rain. (2017, June 01). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/acidrain/effects-acid-rain\ What is Acid Rain? (2019, April 18). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what-acid-rain What causes acid rain? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www3.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_students/whatcauses.html What can we do? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www3.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_students/whatcanyoudo.html Images, D….

Independent Investigation: Filles du Roi

A. Historical Significance:  Outline the focus of your inquiry and provide background knowledge. Why is this an important and significant question to ask about the past? Continuity and Change: How are our lives and conditions similar to those found in your research? How have they changed?    When comparing lives and living conditions of the Filles du Roi and the…